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Minnehaha (YTB-271)
Minnehaha (YT-271) (1942-1944)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Romeo - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

District Harbor Tug:
  • Laid down as Michael Moran in 1941 at Gulfport Boiler Works, Port Arthur, TX. for Moran Tug Co.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Acquired by the US Navy 29 May 1942
  • Named Minnehaha, 9 June 1942
  • Placed in service, 10 July 1943 as Minnehaha (YT-271) allocated to the 5th Naval District
  • Redesignated District Harbor Tug, Medium (YTM-271), 15 May 1944
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Subsequently sold to Penn No. 3. Inc., of Rosslyn, N.Y., renamed Penn No. 3
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 320 t.(fl)
    Length 93'
    Beam 23'
    Draft 10' 2"
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 15
    Armament none
    one Diesel engine
    single propeller, 765shp
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    Minnehaha 86k Minnehaha (YTM-271) underway, date and location unknown. Note the forward bow of an unidentified Essex-class fleet carrier, showing one the 40mm AA quad mounts, in the background.
    Photo courtesy Paul Smith US Navy Harbor Tugs web site
    Robert Hurst

    Minnehaha (YT-271 / YTM-271)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Navy History and Heritage Command
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors

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